wipes from sewer line backup

Sewer Line Scare Queens Resolved with Sewer Snake

Harris found sanitary napkins and cloth wipes had been clogging the sewer and advised the owner to avoid flushing these two items to avoid any future backups. The owner also began working on a cleaning plan once two times per year to maintain the sewer pipe and avoid the current situation from ever happening again.

Excavating begins

Root Intrusion Leads to Sewer Pipe Repair

Harris first tried to clear the line with a sewer snake and continued to hit an obstruction. The video inspection showed that the pipe was only replaced from the property line and the old clay pipe on the

new wet connection Broadway Manhattan

Manhattan Water Main Breaks When Installing New 6” Fire Line

Harris Water began excavating in the roadway for a standard fire sprinkler main installation on Broadway, in Manhattan. The job was scheduled for one day to excavate in preparation for the DEP wet connection installation on the second day of work.

Digging for the new water line

Water Main Shut Down by NYC DEP

There are a few occasions where the DEP would actually cut off the water supply feeding a private residence. In a recent scenario, the DEP turned off the homeowner’s water main due to the leak surfacing in the roadway. The homeowner was first issued a 3 day notice after the DEP performed a noise test on her water line, and verified that her pipe was leaking.


Water Main and Sewer Inspections for New Homeowners

You recently purchased a house and have become aware that the sewer or water main is not functioning properly. This seems to have become more of a common issue as many realtors are not bringing these items to the closing table.

Leaking tap

Top 4 Reasons for Low Water Pressure

Like many other NYC property owners, you may be suffering from a shortage in water pressure. In some scenarios you may have been dealing with it for years and the pressure is now starting to decrease. In other cases, you may have experienced a large reduction in water pressure over the previous few weeks. Most […]

water main leak in manhole

Water Line Leaks Into City Sewer Manhole

After investigating three houses with a noise test, one unlucky neighbor was issued a 3 day notice to have their lead pipe replaced with copper. The homeowner was in complete shock after she became aware that replacement was so expensive and questioned the possibility of repairing the pipe. Her licensed plumber informed her that it was illegal to make a repair on a lead pipe and that it falls outside of the DEP plumbing code.


How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Water Main?

There are also sections of the 5 Boroughs which are notorious for large rock which result in challenging work conditions. Any experienced plumbing contractor should be aware of the neighborhoods and borou

Making the repair

Why So Many Brooklyn Water Line Breaks

“Why is my neighborhood experiencing so many broken water mains?”  A common question, which was recently posed by a Park Slope homeowner after three houses on his street had their water mains replaced.  Mr. Knobloch was confused after he was issued with a 3 day summons for his water main leaking in the roadway. Like […]

Safety first!

Roots Cause of Broken Sewer – Quick Fix

This owner still attempted to have two more drain cleaners attempt to clear the sewer pipe, he was trying to avoid spending thousands or more dollars on a new sewer line replacement as well as digging up his property and roadway. He had a high pressure water jet, g